RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Pakistani city of Lahore, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Jawad Naqvi referred to a documentary called “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark” that Al Jazeera has produced and said, “In this documentary, they presented proofs that the Bahraini regime has relations with al-Qaedah so that they can oppress their own people. There is a Shi’ah majority among the 800,000 people in Bahrain and in order to force them to surrender, Bahrain accepted the support of Al Qaeda. Qatar is the host of al-Qaedah.
“The most treacherous countries in the region are Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. Oman stays away from them and Kuwait supports at times,” he said.
The principal of Jami’at Urwat al-Wuthqa Islamic Seminary in Lahore added, “These five countries supported terrorism and but have been defeated. Now that Qatar has differences with them, they have accused that they are supporters of terrorism and Qatar now has given this evidence against Bahrain.”
He noted that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, will visit the White House over the next few days and added that on July 17th, Pakistani authorities arrested Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist group and the mastermind of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai. More than 160 people were killed in the four-day militant attacks. Trump welcomed Saeed’s arrest and said it was the result of pressure from his administration on Pakistan to get tougher on militants.
“For a long time, there has been pressure from India to hand over Saeed to India. Similarly, the United States also supported India, saying that LeT must be banned and there were rewards to arrest him,” he stressed.
Hujjat al-Islam Naqvi added, “Now, at the time of Prime Minister Khan’s visit to the United States, Saeed has been arrested, and Trump has tweeted that he was responsible. The manner in which India has accused him is that he has been involved in many operations and that Pakistan, as a responsible entity, must fulfill all international requirements and try him. In the past, Pakistan has handed over many individuals to the United States. If a criminal has perpetrated any crime in Pakistan, he must be tried.”
His Eminence continued, “Although you have caught someone who is a criminal, arresting someone on the command of the United States isn’t correct. We all have differences with Hafiz Saeed but it’s not appropriate for Pakistan that the President of the United States tells us to arrest him and hand him over as a gift to the United States. This won’t give any respect to Pakistan. You could have arrested him six months ago, run a case and punish him. It’s very important for Trump that you’re doing all this.”
Hujjat al-Islam Naqvi noted the visit to Iran by the former Romanian president and dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1990 and said that his three-day visit to Iran while his troops massacred dissidents at home contributed to the foment that eventually overthrew him and afterward, Iranian President Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani was embarrassed by helping Ceausescu and his regime.
In this regard, he said that Prime Minister Khan must first analyze the present situation facing Trump. In 2020, an election is going to take place and Trump has a weak position. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, gambled with the situation in Pulwama and won the elections in India. Trump is adopting the same method as Modi did in to launch a war against Iran.
He added, “Today, Trump tweeted that we downed an unmanned drone belonging to Iran and Iran replied that it was your own drone that you shot down. He wants compensation for the disgrace of having a $222 million dollar drone shot down by Iran on June 20th.”
Hujjat al-Islam Naqvi said that the House of Representatives has passed legislation which limits Trump’s ability to strike Iran without the consent of Congress. In this entire tenure, his greatest success was his weapons deal with Saudi Arabia. Trump states that this brought wealth to the United States. The House gave passed a series of measures that would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates because they are used to kill innocent people in Yemen. They are trying to impeach Trump very soon as he’s involved in many scandals also related to sexual affairs, Russia and others. We must be careful and open our eyes in in regard to the order by such a person to arrest someone in Pakistan. We must do everything based on our national interest and not on the instructions of Trump.”
Rasa News Agency